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, lady lynn is chief executive of the holding company, el rothschild, a democratic strategist and douglas is president of the american action forum and former director of the congressional budget office. i guess that means you know how to crunch numbers. lot of number crunching going on last night. but in the end, maybe you didn't really need to crunch them so much, douglas, because obama won pretty easily. >> it is one of the remarkable things that the end, the race looked like it looked a year ago, despite all the campaigning and money spent, that the polls going in were reflective of what came out. the only thing that happened was that for a month in between, there were hopes raised on the republican side because the momentum that appeared to gather hyped mitt romney. in the end, i think the president gets credit for a tremendous tactical victory. this was really a ground game in turning his voters out to the polls. it doesn't look like an whoever whelming governing mandate. >> gretchen: how does a republican, many people are going to ask -- lose against a man who has high gas prices,
. that is looking at some democrats' perspective on the fiscal cliff. nick is in el paso, texas, a republican. what do you think about the possibility of flexibility on no taxes? caller: yes, good morning. i believe republicans are being inflexible. i don't believe the rates should go up, because then taxes would go up. i believe when president obama says taxes will go on the rich, that is bull. its taxes for everybody. you cannot bring down the debt with a $5 trillion in your accumulated over the last four years to pay it down. you need structure readjustment with the entitlements, also, with social security, medicare, medicaid, also, and, also, the tax reform. the republicans have talked about revenue coming in from growth jobs and getting the economy going. when you get the economy going, you get more money coming into the irs and treasury/ when more americans are at work, they are paying. i don't believe it -- it is , woodymr. norquist said, it is a pledge to the people. some of those senators wanting to raise -- wanting not to raise taxes, that pledge, they knew what would happen to them, they
. for a lot of people who follow politics, the fifth biggest county is el paso county, home to colorado springs. that is typically viewed as a republican stronghold. it is, but is also a big vote a bank for democrats. increasingly we have seen the ski areas that have started to trended democrat. the southwest corner of the state are two other ski resort communities that tented a democrat. host: a lot of focus on early voting in this contest. does colorado have it? what is it looking like? guest: we do, we have mailed ballots and early voting. we have already had more people vote overseas this year than all of 2008. like i said, we had 800,000 ballots returned. the republicans had a 20,000 ballot advantage. nobody knows how the unaffiliated voters are breaking. about 2 million people voted early are absentee and enter the 2008 election. that is expected to grow to 2.5 million this election cycle. keep in mind colorado has 2.8 million active voters, more when you look at inactive voters. about three-quarters of the vote should be conducted in colorado, maybe a little more prior to novembe
that really moved the needle here? >>l, el w i'del llbeea ry coterested tolookeahe at t swing .s more than 30 counties onthat gade gor bush in 2004, and then turned around and went for obama in 2008. but then were strongp suporters of walker, both in h is if--n i his gubernatorial election n 2010 and in his recall. i could be curious to see the numbers. it looks like tnoutas henbeen very high, higher than it was orforlka wer.a ethe may have me difference. >> sreenivasan: i pulled u ap map ofthe re call results. yn eoou lok when you look te08wh rtsesul and thees walker results, there was that tidal shift. a at aathere the possible reasons t re cthatheyame back around? >> well, it was interest, that even during the recall, there were people who voted against the recall for governor walker. there was still strong support for obama, about 9%, 10% still approved of him. so i don't think for many people it was such a partisan issue. i think a lot of people just didn't see the recall as fair play or the appropriate way to remove a politician from office who hadn't done something illegal, say. so i
in on the senate debate in your home state senator brown and josh manned el in ohio and what you think might happen with that? caller: well, shared brown had 20 years to do something but he ain't done nothing. host: so who do you plan on voting for? caller: well, he had better come up with some different ideas. i talked to his office here the other day. and some of the pronlses that they tell me -- promises that they tell me i'm waiting to see if he comes through. host: so you vote ford him in years past? caller: yes. host: maryland, thanks for holding on. the democrat's line. good morning. caller: good morning. i have three quick points i want to make regarding the elections in general and specifically i guess to the congressional. for one thing, what happened in 2010 with that mid term as they call it, i don't think it was that people who had supported obama deserted him that a lot of them said. what happened is a lot of new voters, especially the young who had voted for him and others as well do not know the significance or don't seem to know the significance of voting in all elections not just
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